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abstract concepts: my definitions of deity and spirit


icon: "writing (a relief carving of Seshat, overlaid with my fractal "Colorflight")"


deity/god/dess:
A self-motivated sentient being with massively more-than-human awareness, ability to move its consciousness from place to place, ability to communicate with all living beings in a meaningful way, ability to deliberately maneuver energy, and ability to harness the power of randomness.

spirit:
A body/blueprint of energy with its own consciousness. I believe every thing has a spirit, whether animate or not.

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Comments
lilywolfsolomon ══╣╠══
That's a definition of deity I haven't really seen before, makes sense coming from you though. :) I love the images your concept evokes.

Do you see spirit in a systems sense, so for example, the human being is a whole blueprint whereas the human heart is also a whole blueprint and a heart cell, etc.? Going the other way do cultures, groups of humans have a soul?

I'll comment on your other posts soon, good to see you posting more! This one just showed up on your Facebook and I was in the right place to interact with it right away.
belenen ══╣magical╠══
yes, indeed, spirits all the way down and up! :D
raidingparty ══╣╠══
By that definition, one could see a neural network becoming deified. Not arguing or complaining, just an interesting consequence.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Absolutely. I see no distinction -- I don't think all deities are worshipped, nor are followers necessary for a deity to exist (though they can be created this way, I feel).
bunnika ══╣bunny: on the path╠══
What do you mean by "ability to communicate with all living beings in a meaningful way"? I keep picturing Dr. Doolittle type stuff, and it doesn't feel right....
belenen ══╣confused╠══
like... I think a deity can talk to trees, cats, microbes, etc, and understand their communications. I'm not sure what you are asking?
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